Explore Chinatown, Little India & Arab Street & Experience Singapore Street Food

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
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  • 5 hours
  • Singapore
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Your host is a friendly 4th generation Singapore Chinese Peranakan with a strong passion to share real life experiences about growing up in Singapore since the 70's.

His in-depth experience of the hawker markets and the different ethnic neighbourhoods promises an adventure of discovery the vibrancy of local street food now run by 2nd or 3rd generation family members, the people and the diverse communities. You will be introduced to a wide variety of locally popular street food favourites and get to know better your host and the country through his eyes and life's experiences.

This fun and engaging adventure is for those who want to experience unique traditional street food in the UNESCO inscribed hawker centres located in the ethnic neighbourhoods of Chinatown & Little India. This unique culture has been deeply embedded in the Singapore way of life since the colonial days of early 19th century until today.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Chinatown, Crot Trengganu, Singapore 048942 Singapore

We will be visiting a hawker centre here in Chinatown and sample well known Singapore Chinese street food cuisines. After our meal, we would be exploring the area and soak in the sights of the Chinatown neighbourhood. You will learn about its history, people and culture, especially the struggles of the early immigrants as they tried to make a living, while being in a neighbourhood filled with vices like opium, gambling and prostitution. These buildings still stand today.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Little India, Little India, Singapore

We will be exploring a hawker market here in Little India and sample a variety of Indian & Indian Muslim street food cuisines.
You will be absorbed in the vibrancy of colour, sight and sound of flower markets, traditional clothing stores, fruit stalls, incense shops and Hindu temples that still continue to revolve around the lives of the Indian community today. You will feel like you have been transported to another place as your guide shares with you more about the history of the coloured streets, the trades and opportunities that inspired the early Indian community to move here from the original Little India located elsewhere.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Kampong Glam, Kampong Glam, Singapore

We will exploring the Muslim quarter and learn about its history, culture and people. Your guide will share with you about how this place came to be and that Malay royalty used to rule the island. Be enthralled by the grand Sultan Mosque that still continues to attract Muslims from all over especially during the fasting period of Ramadan where the grounds are transformed into street markets.
At the same time, you will introduced to popular dessert & sweets at a local eatery while soaking in the sights and colour of the neighbourhood.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Soda/Pop
  • Bottled water

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with gluten intolerance
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with dietary restrictions
  • Not recommended for travelers who are vegetarians as experience will be compromised
  • Not recommended for travelers with children in prams or strollers
  • Not recommended for travelers with Personal Mobility Aids / Devices
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

Chinatown, Singapore
Traveler pickup is offered
We will advise you further on the location to meet either at your Hotel lobby or MRT Station, so as to enhance convenience to all our guests


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

5 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Adam_W

16 Aug, 2022

What an amazing 6 odd hours of feasting on the different delicacies each area has to showcase. Gerry was amazing and knowledgeable of not only the food, but some history. Sarah and I went back to The people's Park hawkers on our own a couple nights after and had a great feed again. We even went back to Arab Quarter to get a murtbak the next day (as we were to full on the tour night).. we cannot recommend this tour enough

Jim B

28 Jul, 2022

What a great way to see the town, sample the food and best of all - understand the cultures that call Singapore home. Our guide was very open about his own experiences and encouraged us to ask questions throughout the tour. We really had an amazing time and I would highly recommend this tour.

RKTravel12

28 Jun, 2022

We loved this food tour that took us around three distinct neighborhoods and showed us a glimpse of the true, authentic cultural history of Singapore. Gerry was an incredible host - so knowledgeable of the history and always making sure guests were well-fed and having a good time. We ate so many delicious foods from various hawker center vendors in Chinatown and Little India. Highly recommended for anyone looking to experience the “real” Singapore!

Alan_Irene

20 Aug, 2022

Gerry is a great guide. The food selection and locations were excellent. We were picked up from our hotel and returned which made it very easy. Gerry,s knowledge was great. We love doing these types of tours as well as the food experience to get the opportunity to speak to a local on various issues. EG housing,economy, politics etc. These tours are not inexpensive but in our opinion you get what you pay for. Gerry was fantastic could not recommend him high enough.

Andrea_H

19 Aug, 2022

Wow what a fantastic tour. So much culture along with of course fantastic food. Gerry was a wealth of knowledge answered all our questions and gave us so much information about the history and background of Singapore truly a cultural experience.

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